Michael O'Leary

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PIQUA — Michael H. O'Leary, 76, of Piqua, passed away at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2017, in his residence.

He was born April 20, 1941, in Sidney, to the late Hugh F. and Genevieve (Lauterbur) O'Leary. He married Barbara J. Jones, May 3, 1969, in the St. Mary Catholic Church, and she survives.

Other survivors include five children, Julie O'Leary Fischer, of Mainville, Marianne (Scott) Barnette, of Kettering, Christopher O'Leary, of Piqua, Scott (Mariela) O'Leary, of Dublin, Rob (Rosie) O'Leary, of Piqua; 18 grandchildren, Alex Fischer, Ryan Barnette, Jacob Barnette, Sophia Barnette, Charlotte Barnette, Lexi O'Leary, Giselle O'Leary, Hugh O'Leary, Brianna O'Leary, Alanna O'Leary, Brendan O'Leary, Colleen O'Leary, Donovan O'Leary, Evan O'Leary, Finian O'Leary, Griffin O'Leary, Hannah O'Leary, Irelyn O'Leary; a sister, Maureen (Steve) Cromes, of Waverly; four brothers, James (Jill) O'Leary, John (Francie) O'Leary, Joseph (Kay) O'Leary, Daniel (Kaye) O'Leary, all of Sidney; and three sisters-in-law, Peggy (Bill) Dorman, C. Jane (Spencer) Kelch, Kathy (Bill) Cline; and two brothers-in-law, John Jones and James (Linda) Jones.

Mr. O'Leary was a 1959 graduate of Holy Angles High School, Sidney, and worked for three decades as a certified respiratory therapist technician, having been instrumental in establishing that department at the Piqua Memorial Hospital, where he was honored as Employee of the Month and was cochairman of the Employee Division of the hospital capital campaign. He was also a United States Air Force veteran. As an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, he served on its Parish Council, Mission Commission, St. Mary's School PTO, Summer Festival Committee and additionally volunteered for the Piquarea United Fund, the Piqua Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and served as trustee for the Miami County Lung Association.

His legacy is evidenced by his devoted faith, love of family and care for others. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, May 5, 2017, in the St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas L. Bolte and the Rev. Francis J. Keferl concelebrating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington, where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, in the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be conducted at 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Broadway, Piqua, OH 45356; Piqua Catholic School, 503 W. North St., Piqua, OH 45356; or Lehman Catholic High School, 2400 St. Marys Ave., Sidney, OH 45365.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from May 2 to May 3, 2017